Fish, Roddick withdraw from Rome
Mardy Fish and Andy Roddick withdraw from the Rome Masters Series tournament, which begins on Sunday. No. 9 Fish has not played since early in April in Houston due to exhaustion and burn out, while No. 27 Roddick has not played since Miami due to hip injury. Both are scheduled play alongside James Blake — who is also injured — at the World Team Cup in Germany the week before Roland Garros. There have been indications that Fish may not return until the grass court season. He will fall out of the top 10 next week. Other top 20 players who will not play Rome due to injury are Kei Nishikori, Vera Zvonareva, Andrea Petkovic and Daniela Hantuchova.
— Matt Cronin